Fall Photography Weekend – at Pennyrile Forest

Come on out to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their Fall Photography Weekend!
The weekend features a digital photography contest with an evening program presented by photography professionals. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your own camera.
Online registration available. Day of registration is $35. Children 16 and under pay just $10. Lodging discount available.

2020 Christian County Heart Walk

Important update about the Heart Walk:

As a science-based organization which cares deeply about the health of our communities, the American Heart Association has been closely following the guidance from the CDC and state and local health officials on the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the community has been and will continue to be our top priority.

With that, we have decided that the best course is to remove the uncertainty for our participants and are excited to share that the Heart Walk will become a virtual event! That’s right, we’re still walking to raise funds for lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals and advocate for healthy policies.

So wherever you are on June 13th, we invite you to lace up your shoes and WALK to ensure that funds are there for future medical advancements.

While this single-day event signifies so much for our community, we know that it takes a city to make an impact, and we cannot stop now. Heart & Stroke survivors will be counting on your support and commitment to help us raise funds and encourage participants to engage in new ways. If you haven’t already, register online and be on the lookout for future emails from your heart walk team.

We may be walking at a distance, but we are together in mission.

Please click here for more info, to register, or to donate.

Bridal & Events Showcase – at The Bruce

Join The Bruce for their Bridal & Events Showcase! There will be tons of vendors, door prizes & TWO grand prize giveaways (non-bridal & bridal)! This event is the perfect place to gather information and advice for your dream wedding and other events. You will have the opportunity to meet professional photographers, listen to music provided by DJ’s, sample menu items and wedding cakes, and meet many other event professionals. Come and be inspired with beautiful decor and fashions!

Tickets are $5 online in advance, or $10 at the door the day of. Tickets available through Showcase Facebook page or Eventbrite page .

Coloring with Santa – at Amanda’s Cupcake Cafe

Bring the family out to Coloring with Santa at Amanda’s Cupcake Cafe! Cost is $5 per person. Each child will receive a Snoopy Stocking to color and crayons! Santa will be stationary, and children will have great and personal time to spend with him! Bring your own camera and take as many pictures as you like!

Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Seating is limited. Call 270-987-2144 to place reservation.

Saturday with The Grinch at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

The Grinch will read a story at 1:00 pm and will be available for pictures afterwards. Crafts will follow. The first 70 people to arrive in Whoville will be able to get a coloring book signed by The Grinch for $5. Proceeds benefit Imagination Library.

Saturday with Scrooge – at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library

Come on out to the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library for Saturday with Scrooge! Mr. Scrooge will read a story at 2:00 pm and will be available for photos after. They’ll have crafts and activities appropriate for ages 5 and under.


Christmas at the Bend at Jeffers Bend

Join in the fun at this year’s Christmas at the Bend! The event will take place at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center in Hopkinsville on Saturday, December 7th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can enjoy refreshments such as homemade cookies, apples and apple slices, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider! Make Christmas cards for nursing home residents, create fun craft projects, learn about wintertime bird-feeding and fire safety, and have your photo* taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is $5 per car | $10 per bus (up to 15 passengers) | $15 per bus (16+ passengers) | Free for Military Families & First Responders
*(Additional $5 fee for photo with Santa)
Tickets may be purchased from: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center on Metcalfe Lane, a member of the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee, the gate on the day of the event.

At 12:45 pm, there will be a drawing for a new bicycle (valued at $150). Also during the event, H & R Agri-Power and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, will make a special presentation to event organizers.

For questions or more information on the event, call Charles Turner (RC&D Coordinator/Volunteer) at the Jeffers Bend office at 270-885-5600 or email [email protected]